Distinctive: The Hideaway Amusement has promoted Kristy Grisham to SVP of Advancement and Generation, upping Ryan Cassells to Director of Growth and Manufacturing, and tapping Jennifer Cox as Imaginative Govt. The company’s enlargement displays a new initiative to ramp up their slate by buying and optioning textbooks, screenplays, lifestyle rights and other IP in all stages of improvement.
In her position, Grisham will be responsible for overseeing enhancement and generation on The Hideaway’s present slate of film and television tasks, together with its adaptation of Dan Schilling’s book Combat Control with Thruline Enjoyment Companion Ron West (The Wonderful) and screenwriter Michael Russell Gunn (Billions). Grisham was integral in bringing the book proposal to the company and packaging the motion picture, which is getting directed by Sam Hargrave (Extraction), with The Hideaway and MGM co-financing.
Grisham is also overseeing Usually Illegal Exercise from The Wolf of Wall Road scribe Terence Winter season the Victorian-era action-journey pic Escape, which James Watkins (AMC+’s impending The Ipcress File) is directing from a script by Patrick McKay and John D. Payne (Amazon’s future The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power) Deon Taylor’s drama Independence Trip, composed by Steven Vosburgh and Dusdi Fissette as very well as the genre-bending comedy Snooze Practice, which she developed together with screenwriter Andrew Nunnelly. Grisham is in addition overseeing and exec producing the company’s upcoming constrained collection For Those I Cherished, based on Martin Grey and Max Gallo’s e-book, which Robert Schenkkan (Hacksaw Ridge) is adapting.
Grisham previously championed Joe and Anthony Russo’s Cherry, starring Tom Holland and Ciara Bravo, which The Hideaway independently co-financed with AGBO. She also served as exec producer on the film, which marketed to Apple Tv set+ for just under $50M, and was launched by using the streaming huge very last spring.
“Our corporation is a company crafted to guidance and protect the imaginative neighborhood,” said The Hideaway Entertainment’s founder and CEO, Jonathan Grey, and President Matthew Rhodes. “We are thrilled to promote and broaden our crew to go on to produce and package deal prestige commercial film & Television written content that is deserving of dialogue for a global audience.”
“Kristy has impeccable style with powerful artistic instincts and associations, and a accurate like for embracing artists,” Rhodes continued. “She has a confirmed monitor file for acquiring unique and initial content and has simply been integral to this company’s good results and we are fired up to see her continue on to prosper below.”
“We are deeply focused on producing and packaging jobs for distributors and bolstering our team is likely to guidance reaching this goal,” extra Rhodes and Grisham in a joint statement. “Ryan has been with the firm considering that its inception, and has continued to excel and impact the enterprise in all parts of enhancement, generation and funding. Jen’s thirst for discovering exceptional stories, mixed with her expertise make her an a must have new addition to our crew.”
Prior to signing up for The Hideaway Amusement in 2018, Grisham rose through the ranks at Endgame Leisure above the program of practically a decade, there building and creating movies together with Looper, Arrive Sunday, Freeheld, The Discovery and Aspect Outcomes, amid others. Prior to her time at Endgame, she worked at Nicolas Cage’s Saturn Films and in output on a handful of films and Television set demonstrates, which include the collection, Friday Night Lights in her property state of Texas.
Cassells started his time at The Hideaway as Executive Assistant to Rhodes, supporting him on Bloodshot (Sony), Males in Black: Worldwide (Sony) and Mile 22 (STX). He served as co-producer on Cherry pursuing his promotion to govt. Prior to The Hideaway, he was an associate producer on Charlie States (IFC Movies) and Time Freak (Lionsgate). Prior to that, he assisted Lori McCreary at Morgan Freeman’s Revelations Leisure and worked at Progressive Artists in the Expertise, Typical Counsel and Organization Affairs departments.
Cox joined the enterprise from Hasbro/eOne, where by she assisted take care of a slate of films that integrated Blue Bayou, Happiest Year and the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Amongst Intruders. She started off her profession at Lionsgate, doing the job on tasks which include La La Land, The Starvation Video games and John Wick franchises, and Knives Out.